Dr. Nicolson argues that the GWS microbe seems
to be the product of combining a gene from
the HIV-AIDS virus with a mycoplasma (a tiny cellular component, normally harmless, until
activated) to produce a new super pathogenic and infectious microbe not otherwise found in
nature. The genetic engineering was presumably conducted in a secret lab, probably in the U.S.,
Nicolson says, then sold (with at least 10 other biological warfare agents) to the Iraqi
government between 1984 and 1989.
While the U.S. government denies GWS as a legitimate
illness category, as many as 6000 U.S.
soldiers have already died from this otherwise mysterious illness, at least 15,000 more are sick
from it, family members never in the Gulf are becoming infected, and miscarriages and
congenitally deformed children are attributed to it as well, says Dr. Nicolson.
Further, GWS symptoms are strikingly similar
to chronic fatigue on 31 points, with the highest
correlation (85%) being aching joints. Dr. Nicolson hints that the biological-warfare-derived
microbe may be central to both illnesses. Meanwhile, Dr. Nicolson has published information on
his successful antibiotic treatment (tetracycline at 100 mg, 2 times daily for 10 days, although up
to 6 courses may be required) for GWS.
Dr. Nicolson also contends, based on private
sources, that the GWS HIV-mycoplasma microbe
may have been tested on the prison inmate population in Texas. “We have possibly uncovered
one of the messiest controversies and cover-ups since Watergate,” Dr. Nicolson states. “There
is a huge cover-up of immense proportions. A lot of people are not happy about this getting out.
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Ph.D., Preventive Medicine Up-Date,
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Avenue B, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; tel: 310-540-0564; 10 issues/$27. “GWS-CFS: The
‘Coverup’ and the ‘Cure,’” Michael Culbert, D.Sc., The Choice, Official Publication of the
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